Avoiding Financial Scams and Identity Theft Slams

Posted by:

Who Are They?

  • Financial fraudsters are after your assets.
  • Identity thieves steal your personal information (often to then commit financial fraud).

What Do They Want? Your Money and Your Life

  • Social Security Numbers, passports, driver’s licenses, and similar identifying information.
  • Financial account and credit card numbers.
  • Passwords (or insights about you that help them guess at weak ones).
  • Your and family members’ contact information (name, address, phone, e-mail).
  • Your and family members’ ...
Continue Reading →
0

How to Respond to a Data Breach

Posted by:

Advice from a recent SEC investor bulletin on cyber securityTime is of the essence, whether your personal data has been compromised as part of a larger targeted cyberattack, or you are the victim of an individual cybercrime. You’ll need to take immediate action to minimize the impacts. These are steps you should take within specified timeframes after discovering your data has been breached.

Within the first 24-48 hours

  1. Call your advisor, regardless of where or ...
Continue Reading →
0

Advice from a recent SEC investor bulletin on cyber security

Posted by:

Advice from a recent SEC investor bulletin on cyber security

I recently returned from a Schwab investment conference where I attended a session discussing cyber-security. It is amazing how the internet has become central in our everyday lives in such a short period of time. We pay our bills, order merchandise, check our account balances and even socialize online. We need to be diligent and proactive to protect our financial accounts. Every ...

Continue Reading →
0